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Chris Rock has claimed that the current state of comedy has made it next to impossible to say anything "offensive and funny" anymore due to backlash.

While on presenting duties the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, he was presenting Bo Burnham with the Best First Film prize and joked;

"If it was five years ago, I could say something really offensive and funny right now, but I can’t do that anymore, so… hey!“

Hart controversially rejected the chance to apologise, after the Academy said they would be open to his return after doing so.

He then appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' day-time TV show, where she called for him to reconsider hosting the gig, but the job remains unfilled.

The LGBT+ are asking Hart to learn from the situation and act as an ally, rather than turn away from the problem.

Sarah Silverman was then criticised by Nick Cannon for old tweets containing homophobic slurs which Cannon claims she never faced consequences for.

Cannon believed it was a race issue, where black male comedians were facing different playing fields than their white, or female, counterparts.

A number of LGBT+ comedians rushed to Silverman's defence, claiming she had changed her actions and gracefully apologised, unlike Hart.

Chris Rock hosted the Oscars himself in 2005 and 2016, but said: “Steve Martin should host the Oscars! Because I’m not doing it, goddammit! You’re not getting me.”

The last time the Academy led the ceremony without a host was in 1989, so who knows what could happen this year?

One thing's for sure, Chris Rock has no intention on taking up the gig.


If you secured tickets to Chris Rock's gig in the 3Arena this month, you're no doubt absolutely buzzing.

But if you've already planned captions for your snaps and come up with a series of smug tweets to send throughout the gig, we have some disappointing news for you.

Chris Rock will not be allowing you to use your phone at any point during his performance on Saturday September 30.

According to a recent announcement, the 52-year-old comedian will be providing the audience with a Yondr Pouch in order to ensure that everyone in the arena is present and engaged on the night.

So, what is a Yondr Pouch exactly?

Well, the pouch allows phone signals to get through, so someone can feel a phone vibrate when a message arrives, but if you need access during the show, you may leave the room, have the device unlocked and use the phone in the lobby or outside — similar to the way smokers light up outside a non-smoking theatre.

Chris Rock has urged his fans to embrace Yondr and take one night off from being the paparazzo of your own life.

The comedian hopes his upcoming show will be a return to old school entertainment where the great memories of the night will remain in people’s minds and not on a cell phone.

Ladies, it's time to embrace it.



After almost twenty years of marriage, world- famous stand-up comedian and actor Chris Rock and wife Malaak Compton Rose have decided to file for divorce.

Malaak announced the sad news in a statement released at the weekend, saying: “After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways.”

Chris, who has won Grammy awards for his comedy albums, confirmed this wife’s statement through his lawyer Robert S. Cohen.

Chris' soon-to-be ex-wife, Malaak, is the founder and director of StyleWorks, a non-profit salon which provides free services for women leaving welfare and entering the workforce.

Determined to look on the bright side despite the sad news, Malaak said: “Being fortunate enough to lead a life of service by working with those most vulnerable makes me well aware of life’s blessings, even when faced with difficulties.”

The couple married in November 1996 and share two daughters together, 12-year-old Lola Simone and 10-year-old Zahra Savannah.